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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 14,251 to date. Taos County still has a total of 51 cases. The state also announced six additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday (July 9), for a total of 533 to date. more
Mae LaBella, the incoming athletic director at Taos High School, sent out a text to coaches on Saturday (July 4) letting them know that practices would be halted due to accusations that coaches weren't properly following the guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Activities Association. more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham told the state Wednesday (July 1) New Mexico was dangerously close to rolling back openings amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  As New Mexico’s cases increased … more
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives a weekly coronavirus pandemic update on state restrictions and reopenings.  more
A woman who works at Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first case of the virus in a staff member at the local critical access hospital. more
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our lives there were, indeed, those who became the heroes of our strange new world: our health care workers and first responders. more
The town of Taos is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community by handing out masks to businesses.  From 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday (June 26) town officials will be set up once again at Coronado Hall at 120 Civic Plaza drive to hand out masks for the business community. The town has allocated masks through emergency funds and will be handing out 50 per business.  more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
The New Mexico Department of Health announced seven additional deaths tied to COVID-19 on Tuesday (June 23), including the first person from Taos County to have died of the respiratory disease caused … more
The New Mexico Legislature finished its main task of mending the state's huge fiscal shortfall Saturday (June 20), but the special session wasn't over as the House of Representatives still had work … more
By John Millerjmiller@taosnews.comA man sentenced to prison in 2017 for fatally shooting a woman outside his home in Taos is trying to persuade the courts that he should be temporarily transferred to … more
As a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the town of Taos set up a booth to hand out free masks to local businesses in the area Friday (June 12). Starting at 10 a.m., town officials set up at Coronado Hall, located at 120 Civic Plaza Drive, handing out masks to one representative from each business. The cloth masks adhere to the state emergency order, which requires them for use in the workplace. more
The New Mexico Public Health Division will be focusing on first responders this Thursday (June 19) for COVID-19 testing. Emergency service workers will be able to get a test from 8 to 11 a.m. … more
Taos Mountain Casino at Taos Pueblo reopened today (June 15) but has announced several COVID-19 restrictions to protect guests and employees. You must wear a mask, have your temperature taken before entering, maintain six feet of social distance and wash or sanitize your hands. more
People itching for more outdoor recreational opportunities in Northern New Mexico will have several more options starting Monday (June 15), when most recreation sites in the Carson National Forest, which were closed in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, will be reopened. … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her cabinet announced Thursday (June 11) more easing of the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of a highly infectious coronavirus. Breweries will now be allowed up to 50 percent of their customer outdoor and patio capacity beginning Friday and 50 percent of indoor seating starting Monday. Brewery staff and customers must wear masks except when eating or drinking and tables must be spaced apart. more
The Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico announced Monday (June 8) it would be opening offices and restrooms after weeks of closure.  Offices will open under Center for Disease Control … more
Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarrón, a premier facility of the Boy Scouts of America, has canceled all remaining programs for the 2020 summer season to comply with the New Mexico Health Department's  COVID-19 restrictions, according to a June 4 news release. more
Workers in the Taos County Clerk’s office resumed counting absentee ballots at 8 a.m. Wednesday (June 3) and have still have no results on the 2020 primary election.  Taos County Clerk … more
Six new patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus late last month all live in Taos, and show a generational spread – from a child to a senior … more
A spike in new cases of the coronavirus reported on Friday (May 29) by Holy Cross Medical Center has been revised after a testing error was recognized at LabCorp, one of three facilities that has accepted thousands of samples from throughout the state since the pandemic began. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications Monday (May 4) to allow agricultural businesses in New Mexico to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). more
Holy Cross Medical Center reported 13 new positive cases for COVID-19 in Taos County on Friday (May 29), by far the single largest surge in cases the area has seen since the pandemic reached New … more
In this time of uncertainty, a local nonprofit has been quietly serving the Taos community - highlighting pressing needs that COVID-19 has made even more apparent. Veterans and military family members have been hard at work growing food to help address the growing food insecurity issue in Taos County. more
The town of Taos Council approved the 2020-21 interim budget with a nearly $2 million hole in the projected revenues for the general fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has whacked the town's annual budget and has left the council and staff scrambling for ways to shore up over $2 million in missing projected revenue from the previous year. more
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